Opportunity Grant

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The Opportunity Grant Scholarship supports low-income students with educational training for careers in high-wage, high-demand occupations. Students in the Opportunity Grant Scholarship program may receive the following support services:

  • Tuition and fees for up to 45 credits or three years from initial receipt of grant
  • A maximum of $1,000 per academic year for books and related supplies
  • Educational, career and personal support, and advising
  • Referral to tutoring, counseling, disability support, and other services as needed

 

Qualifications

You May Qualify If...
  • Your total family income as reported on the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) does not exceed the following income guidelines:
Family Members
Monthly Income
Yearly Income

1

$2,010

$24,120

2

$2,707

$32,480

3

$3,403

$40,840

4

$4,100

$49,200

5

$4,797

$57,560

6

$5,493

$65,920

 

  • You are a Washington state resident (living in Washington state at least one year). Documentation may be required.
  • You DO NOT have a prior degree (Associate, Bachelor's or higher).
  • You have a cumulative and quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
    • In addition, once awarded the Opportunity Grant Scholarship, students studying Pre-Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant are required to earn a grade of 3.0 or higher in each of the prerequisite courses for RN, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Occupational Therapy Assistant.
    • Additional guidelines apply for Pre-Nursing students.*

How To Apply

  1. To see if you may qualify for the Opportunity Grant and other Workforce Development programs, go to the main Workforce Development website to take the Start Next Quarter survey and sign up for an orientation.
  2. Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA or WASFA.
  3. Complete the Workforce Development Eligibility Checklist.
  4. Complete the Workforce Development Application.
  5. Turn in your completed Opportunity Grant Scholarship Eligibility Checklist and Workforce Development Application to the front desk of the Advising office in the West Building, W207, or email your application.
  6. Printed copies of the Opportunity Grant Scholarship Eligibility Checklist and Workforce Development Application are available at the Advising office front desk in W207.
     

Waitlist

The Opportunity Grant Scholarship currently has a waitlist of students. Students will be selected from the waitlist for award of the Opportunity Grant Scholarship. Due to limited funding, being added to the waitlist does not guarantee award of the Opportunity Grant Scholarship.

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